Edmée Marie Catherine Philomene Questel

25 November 1898–October 1996 (Age 97)
Cap-Haïtien, Nord, Haiti

The Life of Edmée Marie Catherine Philomene

Edmée Marie Catherine Philomene Questel was born on 25 November 1898, in Cap-Haïtien, Nord, Haiti as the daughter of Alexandre Questel and Noémie Champé. She married Jean Hamerton Elie on 23 November 1922, in Cap-Haïtien, Nord, Haiti. She died in October 1996, in Port-au-Prince, Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti, at the age of 97.

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Jean Hamerton Elie
Edmée Marie Catherine Philomene Questel
Marriage: 23 November 1922

Spouse and Children

23 November 1922
Cap-Haïtien, Nord, Haiti

Parents and Siblings

    Alexandre Questel


    Noémie Champé




World Events (7)


Age 17

President Woodrow Wilson orders the U.S. Marines to occupy Haiti and establish control over customs-houses and port authorities. The Haitian National Guard is created by the occupying Americans. The Marines force peasants into corvée labor building roads. Peasant resistance to the occupiers grows under the leadership of Charlemagne Peralt, who is betrayed and assassinated by Marines in 1919.

Age 36

The U.S. withdraws from Haiti leaving the Haitian Armed Forces in place throughout the country.

Age 39

Thousands of Haitians living near the border of the Dominican Republic are massacred by Dominican soldiers under the orders of President General Trujillo.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name from a diminutive of Norman, Picard quesne ‘oak tree’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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